What do we do on thadri?Thaar maata Thaar is a popular folk song with this festival. Mothers sing this prayer for the safety of kids from deadly diseases like small pox, chicken pox and measles. We do chanda by sprinkling milk. Small mitha lolo balls are placed in sieve after putting sindoor on it. It is kept on the small child's head. Some drops of milk are sprinkled on the lola, as a gesture to cool the ailment down.
What are other Sindhi rituals for satam atham?We also observe ‘Thado’.It means we consume cold food that day.We do not light the stove on saatam aatham as a mark of respect.We worship the stove as a source of fire and one who enables us to eat food. Hence, food is cooked a day earlier. So many dishes are cooked, that you do not miss having anything hot the next day. Sanna pakoda,mirch pakoda,chauthe,besani, koki,dal ja parantha,lola. We also make matho, dahi boondi, satpuras,nijji palak, etc.We also eat Dahi bade and other milk based sweets like peda,kheer,khorak etc.
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Top Thadri/ Saatam Aatham recipes
Saatam aatham or basoda is celebrated just a day before Janamashtami. This day we pray to Goddess Jogmaya or Sheetla mata for good health and prosperity and worship the fire source/chulha.Thus, eating cold in order to honor the fire which gives us food.
Meetho lolo/Lola/meethi roti is sweet flatbread made with jaggery and wholemeal flour.Gur ki loli/gur jo lolo is a yummy treat all year round.
Chauthe/Choatha is a fried sweetbread made with ghee ,wholewheat flour and jaggery.You can make this with sugar as well.
Besani - chickpea flour flatbread
Chickpea flatbread full of flavor and proteins is a protein rich bread.Sindhi Besan koki or besan ki roti is perfect for tiffin too.
Sindhi Koki-Onion flatbread
Koki or onion flatbread is usually served with yogurt/sauce.This is a an authentic sindhi breakfast recipe.
Kali mirch ki koki-Black pepper flatbread
Easy flatbread with a unique flavor from peppercorns. A classic recipe with minimal ingredients.
Khorak is a sindhi sweet with ghee and nuts.It can be stored at room temperature for days.
Dahi vada - Lentil fritter in yogurt
Dahi vada/Dahi bhalla are urad dal fritters dipped in yogurt and served with mint and tamarind/date chutneys
Sanna pakora | Sindhi onion bhaji
Double-fried pakora full of flavor and crunch packs a punch even when at room temperature.
Mirchi vada -Stuffed jalepano fritters
MIrchi pakoda gives you perfect crunch to balance the sweet treats.
Kesar Pista kheer- saffron rice pudding
You need know reason for kheer. Tasty whether you serve hot or cold any day.
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